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  • HI-200


    This course introduces students to the theory, methods, and practices of ethnohistory. Students will learn how to use historical and ethnographic data, in addition to less traditional data such as material culture, memory, museums, folklore and oral history, art, music, language, etc. to understand the histories of particular cultures which may or may not exist in the present. Prerequisite: SO 213
  • HI-201

    U.S. Launching a New Nation

    The idealistic phase: ideas and ideals upon which the Revolution was fought and the nation launched; political, social and economic developments through the Civil War and reconstruction, (1877).
  • HI-202

    US:Road to World Power

    The realistic phase: emergence of modern America; responses to problems of industrialization, relationships between government and the economy; the influx of ethnic immigration and its impact; emerging role of U.S. as a world power.
  • HI-203

    US History through Civil War

    The first half of the survey is an overview of the development and maturation of an Anglo-American society in the new world as well as an introduction to historical thinking and writing. The course will stress the interconnectedness of social, economic and political history, and the diversity of the American experience in the colonies and the early republic by region, class, race, and gender.
  • HI-204

    US History:1865 to Present

    The second half of the survey describes the evolution of modern America, a nation shaped by prosperity and depression, by wars abroad and movements for equality at home. The course will probe changing relationships between business, the Federal government, local communities, and the family, and the rise of the U.S. as a world power. Students will gain skills in the analysis and the practice of historical interpretation.
  • HI-205

    Doing History

    An experiential approach to historical research. Projects include reconstruction of towns and families, statistical interpretations of minority components of society, and genealogical research.
  • HI-209

    Pre-Colombian Civilizations

    This course analyzes major civilizations in the Amer - icas prior to, at the point of, and after European contact. It traces the general history of these groups and their modern-day descendants, stressing the cultural ramifications after colonization and calling to question modern concepts of indigeneity.
  • HI-210

    Latin Amer. Civ: 20th Century

    This course explores themes in Latin American his - tory from independence to the present. Among these are: religious, socio-economic, political, and cultural movements. Social and racial inequality and political instability will be given special attention.
  • HI-211

    Women in American History

    This course introduces students to the diversity of American women's experiences, voices, and perspectives from pre-colonial to contemporary times. Students will examine how immediate social-historical circumstances and long-term trends have shaped and reshaped gender relations. They will also explore how women have organized to improve their own situations and those of their families and communities.
  • HI-212

    Women in Early Eur. Society

    A study of attitudes and social roles formulated in the early western European tradition. Topics will include: education, marriage and family, the cloister, queens, scholars, mystics, witches and saints.
  • HI-216

    Public History & Archaeology

    This course introduces students to foundational theory and practice associated with the field of public history. As a newly burgeoning sub-discipline, we will engage this exploration using contemporary scholarship which seeks connections between the major academic hubs contributing to theoretical models and professional applications which feed into the field, including: ethnohistory, archival practice, museum studies, cultural resource management (CRM), historic and cultural preservation, oral history, heritage performance, community education, the digital humanities, and tourism. The curriculum includes experiential learning components designed to provide exposure to appropriate technology and media, fieldwork methods, exhibition, and more as opportunities arise.
  • HI-228

    Eur after 1945:Fragile Peace

    This course examines the rise and demise of the Nazis and the Holocaust, and the impact of these events on the future of European society. We examine these controversial events from the historic, cultural, and psychological perspectives. We examine the Cold War and the two super-power system, student movements, and rise of nationalism, while paying particular attention to the changing lives of individuals in European society.
  • HI-288

    Spec.Top: Political Tactics

    This course is designed to offer special topics in history at the intermediate level. It will be offered on the basis of necessity and faculty availability.
  • HI-290

    Think,Learn,Do:Write Lib.Arts

    This course is designed to introduce students to theories, ideas, and practices upon which upper-level courses in the liberal arts are founded. It serves as a prerequisite to upper-level history and heritage courses; however, students who wish to pursue any of the pathways within the liberal arts would find this course beneficial. Students will become familiar with the style guides, research skills, writing skills, and assignments they will encounter during the course of their program.
  • HI-298

    Writing History

    The purpose of the course is to familiarize students in the social sciences with some of the methods of investigation and understanding of their discipline and to show them how to organ- ize essays, how to develop ideas, and how to write, edit, and publish their papers. Weekly assignments and in-class writing and editing.